Floorstanders @ Lidl

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  1. michaelm

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    German-based retailer Lidl is selling a pair of 3-way floorstanders, rated at 180W PMPO and 360W RMS for £21.99 next week.

    There is no brand name no other spec given.

    They look pretty impressive in the flyer though, 1 Bass, 1 mid and 1 tweeter, plus a bass port at the bottom. Removable grilles as well.

    I'm gonna buy a pair to see what they're like. If they're no good I can always bring them back for a full refund, no questions asked.
     
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    scary thought buying hifi from lidl!!! :eek: i cant wait to get a report! :D

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    Hmm.. £22 or £11 each..

    £4 for cabinet
    £4 for Drivers
    £3 for grills ports ect

    I also looking forward to the report !

    I cant understand how they are making profit :eek:
     
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    Your mathematics is wrong. Lidl are retailers so they will have bought these speakers from an importer or manufacturer.

    The £22 selling price per pair includes Vat of £3.28 so the selling price excluding Vat is £18.72

    Their markup is probably half of the sale price so they will have purchased the speakers at £9.36 per pair.

    Richer Sounds are also advertising speakers at £9.99 per pair which is impossible unless a) they are made of cardboard or b) someone has been dumping goods at a loss.
     
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    i could swear i read about cardboard speakers actually!

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  6. michaelm

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    Sorry, the actual price is £29.99 and the bass and mid speakers have the brand name "Cat" and a picture of a panther on the cones. Unfortunately here in NI the term "cat" is a coloquilism for "rubbish", ie "see that Patrick Kielty show, that's cat, so it is!"
     
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    over here, we say:

    ""see that Patrick Kielty show, that's ****e, so it is!"
     
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    Just been to Lidl to see if they have these speakers, or at least a brochure with them in. Seems they don't.
    But I did pick up a Wireless Audio/Video transmitter for £39.95.
    British Made with 3 year warranty, but I've never heard of the manufacturer. I haven't seen one anywhere for near that price.
     
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    Bone Digger, what part of the country (or world) are you in? Here in Belfast, Lidl do their special offers on a Monday and Thursday and the floorstanders are on sale this Thursday (7th Nov), along with a selection of pretty good looking Radio Controlled cars at £7.99. Guess what Michael Jr is getting.
     
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    Michaelm, I'm in Aberdeen (Scotland).

    The local Lidl store had a couple of flyers, but only for offers starting on the 11th November.

    I'll try again on Thursday to see if the speakers are in.

    BTW I set up the Transmitter last night and it worked perfectly. The box included everything you would need unless your receiving Telly doesn't have a Scart socket. Even then all you need is a coaxial cable.

    P.S. is Michael Jr. old enough to appreciate floor standing speakers?
     
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    Superb, ****ing superb :)
     
  12. michaelm

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    I'll tell you what, his eyes near popped out of his head when he saw them, so they did. Anyway, 400W (180 nominal @8ohms), about 4' high and they look superb, but I've decided to take them back for 2 reasons:

    1. They only have spring clips

    2. They have a table saw next week for £49.99 and I can't afford both.

    Ah well...
     
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    What are you going to use it for? A mate (who is a joiner) bought one for jobbing and 1. The blade is quite rough and 2. It won't cut 3'' dado as it won't open wide enough.
     

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